The Rivers chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has demanded the immediate resignation of Governor Nyesom Wike for constituting himself a nuisance and for belittling the high office that he occupies.
The party in a statement issued in Port Harcourt, slammed Wike for failing to keep his vow to sue the federal government if it failed to return the $43m found in a luxury apartment in Ikoyi Lagos to the Rivers government within one week.
Wike had claimed that the money belonged to the Rivers government and was part of the funds allegedly looted by his immediate past predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi now Minister of Transportation.
The Rivers APC made this known in a statement signed by its Chairman, Davies Ibiamu Ikanya.
“It is now over two weeks since Governor Wike issued a seven-day ultimatum to the federal government to return the money to the Rivers government or be sued accordingly.
“Governor Wike had claimed that he has records, documents and facts to prove that the contentious $43m was kept by Amaechi. Apart from Amaechi vehemently denying the accusation as one from the pit of hell, it is on record that Abayomi Oke, the suspended DG of the National Intelligence Agency, has claimed ownership of the money, thereby exonerating Amaechi.
“Wike’s failure to sue the federal government as he vowed to do is the height of his shameful theatrics and repulsive actions that have brought shame and public odium to Rivers state and her people.
“We therefore, demand without equivocation, the immediate resignation of Wike as the Governor so as to save the good people of Rivers further embarrassment.”
The party said it knew from the very beginning that Wike is an alarmist whose single agenda since he assumed office as the Governor of Rivers is to destroy Amaechi by any means.